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Democrats could add billions to massive partisan package to expand Medicare access

An effort by liberal Democrats to lower the Medicare eligibility age by five years could add billions more to the $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure and social welfare package the party is aiming to pass without GOP votes. Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders is leading the push to make adults 60-64 years old eligible for the government… Read More »

Early Access To The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Has Arrived—Here Are the Best Deals.

Brace yourselves: The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on its way—and for some of you Nordy Club members, it’s already here. If you thought shopping holidays like Black Friday, Cyber Monday or even Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sale were ones to watch—the retailer’s epic annual event (which spans over 12 days) is truly next level.… Read More »

Pandemic Has Blocked Access to Treatment for Many Americans Hooked on Opioids

WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic may have kept some Americans from getting vital medication to treat opioid addiction — possibly contributing to the national surge in overdose deaths, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in the early months of U.S. pandemic restrictions, the number of Americans newly receiving prescriptions for buprenorphine… Read More »

China spat may be threatening Canada’s bid to get early access to leading COVID-19 vaccine: experts

Article content continued Last month, the company’s co-founder said it was in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to conduct Phase 3 trials, which determine whether the vaccine actually protects people against COVID-19 infection. Back in Canada, “we are continuing to wait for the vaccine,” said Scott Halperin, the Dalhousie scientist heading Canada’s… Read More »

NHS and care home staff will get access to coronavirus antibody tests from next week

NHS and care workers will FINALLY get free coronavirus antibody tests after Number 10 agrees deal with pharmaceutical giant Roche Hundreds of thousands of frontline NHS and care workers to be offered the tests Tests scour the blood for antibodies, produced by body in response to COVID-19 Presumed that presence of antibodies provides degree of… Read More »

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

Patient Data: Access, Privacy & Ownership

While patient data offers a trove of information that can be used for further research or population health studies from a government or policy perspective, a key concern still remains – do patients themselves know or approve of how of their health information is used?  At the HIMSS Australia Digital Health Summit on 21 November,… Read More »